Thursday

The Medicine Men by Ebere Groenouwe










http://www.eberegroenouwe.nl/



TITLE The Medicine Men
MATERIALS plasticised paper, cardboard, cotton, polyester mannequins, jumpsuits, gloves, rubber boots
DIMENSIONS H: 168 cm B: 96 cm D: 42 cm






Thursday

Simon Ottenberg

...the masquerader makes conscious a form of communication that is otherwise not as conscious, largely as replacement for ordinary spoken language. Thus masking shifts communication from the digital and analogic more to the latter, stressing the iconic, and emphasizing conscious rather than unconscious non-verbal movements.

From the essay Illusion, communication and psychology in West African masquerades by anthropologist Simon Ottenberg





Sunday

Kachina Masks, Native American

Kachina dolls, Native American

Shulawitsi Kohanna Zuni carved Kachinas 1950







Pueblo, Zuni, Native American, late19th century







Pueblo, Hopi Kachina doll, probably late 19th century








Pueblo, Hopi Kachina doll, late 19th century